Education

Few issues strike home for working families as much as education for their children. To be equipped for life, every child needs and deserves high-quality education that is available to all—from early childhood through college. For schools to work, educators must have the support and resources they need to succeed and school buildings must be well-equipped and well-maintained. Our schools must serve all children, and comprehensive services and supports must be in place for students with the greatest needs. All students should have access to higher education and assistance paying for it so they are not barred from college or saddled with impossible debt when they leave.

Public schools and public school teachers have been under attack in recent years—from widespread efforts to shift public school funding to private school voucher programs, to attempts to privatize public schools, to moves by governors and state legislators to take bargaining rights from teachers and other school personnel. These attacks are designed to serve the 1 percent—CEOs who can profit from privatized systems and the wealthiest families—at the expense of the 99 percent of students who deserve the best.

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Nov 18, 2022 | News Story

Unionized workers at Brooklyn Museum, members of UAW Local 2110, rallied in the wind and rain outside the museum's main entrance on Eastern Parkway on Tuesday to call attention to stalled contract negotiations.

Nov 18, 2022 | News Story

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Nov 18, 2022 | News Story

Pineapple Street Studios, the popular podcast network owned by Audacy, has formally recognized the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) as the collective bargaining representatives of the staff’s writers, producers, editors, engineers, and other storytellers.

Nov 18, 2022 | News Story

As the holiday shopping season gets underway and in-store shopping increases, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), issued the following statement urging holiday shoppers and employers to treat retail workers with dignity and respect amid continued supply-chain issues: “As ret

Nov 18, 2022 | News Story

When you buy union, you’re supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions, and dignity and respect for work. Look for these quality products, produced by union members, when preparing for your Thanksgiving feast.

Nov 11, 2022 | News Story

In this week's elections, working New Yorkers made their voices heard, voting in support of candidates who will stand up for working families and engaging voters one on one through our NYC Labor Votes! Campaign and the efforts of our affiliate unions.

Nov 11, 2022 | News Story

The Union Veterans Council, an AFL-CIO Constituency Organization, brings working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most, especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA.

Nov 9, 2022 | Press Release

Yesterday, working New Yorkers made their voices heard, voting in support of candidates who will stand up for working families and engaging voters one on one through our NYC Labor Votes! Campaign and the efforts of our affiliate unions.

Oct 21, 2022 | News Story

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Oct 21, 2022 | News Story

At our October 2022 Executive Board Meeting, the NYC CLC passed four resolutions addressing upcoming ballot proposals, immigration policy, and FIFA/2026 World Cup human rights and labor standards. Click the links below for the full text of each resolution: